Month: May 2017

Two WA Heritage Awards for Heirloom by Match

WGE worked with developers M/Group and architects Cameron Chisholm Nicol on Heirloom by Match, transforming the former disused Dalgety Wool Stores into 183 contemporary apartments. The project was recognised as the Winner for Conservation or Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place and also received the Gerry Gauntlett Award for excellence in Conservation or Adaptive Reuse. Heirloom by Match was a massive undertaking that required its owners to reach above and beyond to find innovative solutions to conserve and enhance original heritage fabric while satisfying building, safety and utility requirements, as well as customer expectations. WGE provided Civil, Fire Engineering, …

Date: May 29, 2017
Category: News

Are you going to Green Building Day in Sydney?

WGE’s Rebecca Dracup will be at Green Building Day in Sydney on Wednesday 24 May talking about how sustainability performance can be achieved for heritage buildings. As part of the conference program, Rebecca will be discussing the key sustainability challenges and opportunities with heritage buildings and how to get the most out of Green Star. Rebecca’s presentation includes a case study of the Old Perth Boys School, constructed in 1854. The building underwent a significant restoration as part of the fitout works and WGE was engaged as sustainability consultant achieving 6 Star Green Star – Interiors v1. For more information …

Date: May 23, 2017
Category: News

WGE engineers put dual-stage PRVs to the test

With the increasing trend toward taller high-rise residential developments, hydraulics engineers are working harder to ensure reliable and consistent water pressure with optimized plant space available for pump stations – as the space is too precious to be dedicated to mid-level plantrooms. Common practice is to reticulate water at high pressure and use pressure reducing valves (PRVs) to reduce the water supply pressure based on the required condition at the fixture point. PRVs also regulate the water supply pressure to the fixtures by eliminating the fluctuations that may occur within the main distribution pipework. However, when the water pressure rises …

Date: May 15, 2017
Category: News, Uncategorized

Sustainability in Heritage

WGE’s Perth team have been involved in a number of heritage projects, revitalising and restoring buildings that have often stood vacant for decades. Conserving and retaining heritage buildings is highly important in Perth, given so many buildings with heritage significance were lost in the development boom of the 1970s and 80s. Recent heritage projects by WGE include the transformation of Fremantle’s historic woolstores into Heirloom apartments, the COMO Treasury Hotel in Perth’s CBD, Old Perth Boys School at Brookfield Place, Sage Hotel in West Perth and Curtin Law School – revitalising the hundred-year-old former public health buildings at 57 Murray …

Date: May 10, 2017
Category: News

Geotechnical Engineer strengthens Civil and Infrastructure capability at WGE

Geotechnical Project Engineer Jonathan Durnell has recently joined Wood & Grieve Engineers’ based in the Sydney office, and working across Australia to offer our clients a better understanding of how ground conditions can impact the design, delivery and operation of infrastructure and commercial construction projects. Jonathan can advise on all aspects of ground engineering across all stages of a project, including feasibility, site investigation, design, construction and asset management. To understand and manage the hazards, risks and opportunities associated with geotechnical, geological, geomorphological and groundwater aspects of our projects. Key strengths include: Review of existing information and provision of focused …

Date: May 4, 2017
Category: News